Unit Two


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external image generic_updown.gif Unit 2 - The World


Did you know: About 77 percent of all pollution in the oceans originates on land. Plastic and other trash in ocean waters kill fish, sea birds, and turtles. People can help the oceans by recycling .
This unit will discuss how the world works and what needs to be down in order to avoid costly repairs and breakdowns.


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external image generic_updown.gif Enduring Understandings



The student will understand that humans, their society, and the environment affect each other.
The student will understand that location affects a society's economy, culture, and development.



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external image generic_updown.gif Lesson 1 Unit 2: Thinking Like a Geographer


Essential Question: Why do geographers use various tools to understand the world?


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external image generic_updown.gif Lesson 2 Unit 2: The Earth in Space


Essential Question: Why does the Earth experience different seasons?


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external image generic_updown.gif Lesson 3 Unit 2: Forces Shaping the Earth


Essential Question: What forces affect the shape of the land?



Chapter 2 - Chapter 2

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external image generic_updown.gif Lesson 4 Unit 2: Landforms and Waterways


Essential Question: How do landforms affect how people live?


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external image generic_updown.gif Lesson 5 Unit 2: The Water Planet


Essential Question: Why is water one of the Earth's most precious resources?


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external image generic_updown.gif Lesson 6 Unit 2: Climate Zones and Vegetation


Essential Question: Why do geographers divide the world into different climate zones?


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external image generic_updown.gif Lesson 7 Unit 2: Culture


Essential Question: Why do people tend to live with other people who share similar beliefs?



Chapter 3 and 4 - Chapter 3 and 4
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external image generic_updown.gif Unit 2 Project


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external image generic_updown.gifChapter 2


Chapter 3 and 4

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external image generic_updown.gif National and State Standards for this Unit